Welcome to HSK English! We provide English language and literacy classes for native English-speaking children who attend Swiss school. Classes are run for children from age 4 and take place at various local schools across Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft. HSK English is a non-profit registered association (i.e. a Swiss "Verein") led by parent volunteers, and is licensed by the Department of Education.
We invite you to explore our website and find out more about our teaching programme, teachers, schedules, job openings and more.
August 18th, 2020
Classes resume from August 31st
Our new semester begins on August 31st. There are still some spaces available, so please visit our Classes page for more information.
Our topic for the semester
As part of the autumn academic semester at HSK English, students will focus on the theme “Where I Live and My City.” This concept will be adapted to suit the age range of the learner; however, students can expect to learn about city, suburban and rural lifestyles, including a closer examination of Basel and its surrounding areas. We will delve into Basel's history and culture and learn about its key geographical location on the river Rhine.
Over the course of the 12 weeks, students will also have the opportunity to discover what makes a community and the importance of integration into that community. Older students will compare and contrast their daily lives with that of a student living in Malawi, Africa.
Maps and orientation will also be integral components of the curriculum reviewed throughout the semester.
May 29th, 2020
Classes announcement due to COVID-19
Basel-Stadt classes will start again the week of June 8th and continue until the end of the school semester.
Basel-Landschaft classes (Allschwil and Liestal) already started again the week of May 11th.
May 19th, 2020
Our class listing, schedule and enrolment details have just been released for the next school year! Please see this page for more details.